gentleman squid

Utter Malarky

My running buddy Limor wanted a picture of “malarky personified,” and pretty much gave me free reign to do what I wanted with that. What I obviously wanted to make was a picture of a gentleman squid doffing his hat at the mouse queen and a cactus lady taking high tea upon a box full of bananas while a biplane driven by a balloon animal buzzed by overhead. So I did.

Please take note of the pleasant damask wallpaper. I learned what “damask” meant while drawing this picture, and now I want to use it all the time. As an example, it works as the punchline to this joke: “what is a old school Brooklyn wallpaper specialist’s favorite Jim Carrey comedy?”